MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Staples Advantage Canada, gold
sponsor of Tree Canada, has just reached their target of planting
100,000 trees in rural and urban areas to honor their commitment to
corporate social responsibility and environmental awareness.
Through the Staples Advantage Fifty Green program, any delivery order
under $50.00 is charged a $5.00 fee, half of which is donated to Tree
Canada to plant trees to offset the environmental impact of fulfilling
a small order.
Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides
people, communities and corporations with the resources necessary to
plant and care for trees on a national scope.
"Staples Advantage Canada has really created a green legacy for all,"
says Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada. "Their efforts will
ensure generations of Canadians will have access to cleaner air,
wildlife habitat, and green spaces to enjoy."
"The Fifty Green Program really demonstrates that good environmental
programs do help drive solid business results," says Michael Zahra, President of Staples
Advantage Canada. "Fewer small orders means less packaging, fewer
trucks on the road and lower costs overall, which allows us to remain
both competitive and environmentally responsible. And where we can't
remove small orders, planting trees really does help offset the
environmental impacts. We've planted 100,000 trees with Tree Canada to
date - the equivalent of 285 NHL Hockey Rinks. But more than that,
100,000 trees help provide clean air for 400,000 Canadians."
Staples Advantage is the business-to-business division of Staples which
focuses on customized programs, dedicated account management, and a
complete assortment of products and services to meet business needs.
They provide office supplies, technology products, facility supplies,
furniture, and business services designed for every type and size of
business. To find out more, please visit: www.staplesadvantage.ca
Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization that works with
sponsors, donors and communities to plant and care for rural and urban
trees, promotes urban forests in Canada and facilitates carbon offset
projects with trees. To date, more than 77 million trees have been
planted, more than 450 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree
Canada has organized 9 national urban forest conferences. More
information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca.
Image with caption: "Seedlings thawing prior to planting (CNW Group/Staples Advantage Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111130_C2525_PHOTO_EN_7664.jpg
SOURCE Staples Advantage Canada
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